Free Agent Watch: Tadahito Iguchi

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Tadahito Iguchi has offers from multiple teams in Japan and America, and wants to decided on a destination by the end of the year. Rakuten, Lotte and Softbank had all been noted as interested in bringing Iguchi back to Japan earlier in the off season. While I haven’t seen any specific MLB teams linked to Iguchi in the media, I’ll speculate that the White Sox could be a fit.


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  1. Patrick
    Tim McLeod
    30/11/2008 at 10:10 am Permalink

    The Phillies could be another option with Chase Utley questionable to start the ’09 season. I think If Iguchi wants a full-time job, as he’s stated, the probability is high that he returns to Japan.

  2. Patrick
    John Brooks
    30/11/2008 at 10:18 am Permalink

    It could be possible with the Utley injury that the Phillies could bring back Iguchi despite outrighting him. There’s been rumblings that the Phils could bring him back as a short term solution. That said they seem content with Bruntlett and Jason Donald.

    It’s also quite possible that if he signs with the White Sox he will get more playing time with Cabrera leaving and Alexei Ramirez sliding over to short which would open up a position for Iguchi. I judge that it be between Philly and the White Sox.

  3. Patrick
    30/11/2008 at 5:04 pm Permalink

    Probably my favorite Japan to U.S. player right now. I hope the Phils give him a look. They get him every year anyway. Why not do it at the beginning of the year?